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Software caused connection abort: recv failed

Kevin G Scott
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Joined: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 17
Hello all,
I have a Web Service that uses a datasource from my J2EE container. I had a very strange error this morning. The first error that I received was like this:
java.sql.SQLException: Io exception: Software caused connection abort: recv failed
at oracle.jdbc.driver.DatabaseError.throwSqlException(DatabaseError.java:137)
at oracle.jdbc.driver.DatabaseError.throwSqlException(DatabaseError.java:174)
at oracle.jdbc.driver.DatabaseError.throwSqlException(DatabaseError.java:286)
at oracle.jdbc.driver.T4CStatement.execute_for_rows(T4CStatement.java:497)
at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleStatement.doExecuteWithTimeout(OracleStatement.java:1109)
at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleStatement.executeUpdate(OracleStatement.java:1560)
at com.evermind.sql.FilterStatement.executeUpdate(FilterStatement.java:61)
at com.evermind.sql.FilterStatement.executeUpdate(FilterStatement.java:61)
at com.evermind.sql.StatementBCELProxy.executeUpdate(StatementBCELProxy.java:53)

After this error occurs, every request that tries to pull a connection from the pool receives the following error when it tries to use the connection:
java.sql.SQLException: Closed Connection
at oracle.jdbc.driver.DatabaseError.throwSqlException(DatabaseError.java:137)
at oracle.jdbc.driver.DatabaseError.throwSqlException(DatabaseError.java:174)
at oracle.jdbc.driver.DatabaseError.throwSqlException(DatabaseError.java:239)
at oracle.jdbc.driver.PhysicalConnection.createStatement(PhysicalConnection.java:728)
at oracle.jdbc.driver.PhysicalConnection.createStatement(PhysicalConnection.java:702)
at com.evermind.sql.FilterConnection.createStatement(FilterConnection.java:279)
at com.evermind.sql.FilterConnection.createStatement(FilterConnection.java:279)
at com.evermind.sql.ConnectionBCELProxy.createStatement(ConnectionBCELProxy.java:40)

I restarted the container to refresh the Datasources, and that seems to have resolved the issue, but I want to ensure that It doesn't occur again. Does anyone have any ideas what could have caused this issue?

Thanks in advance!
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 30938
    
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Kevin,
That is typically caused when a connection gets stale or closes after a timeout. The DataSource doesn't know it is stale until you use it. Usually, if you code to try again, it will work. Alternatively, you can keep pinging your application to prevent the connection from getting stale in the first place.


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